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A first-year student of chemistry, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Imo State has been found dead in an apparent suicide.

The student identified as Daniel Uchenna Nwafor was found dangling on a rope in his lodge at Umuchima in the Ihiagwa area of Owerri, the state capital, on Tuesday, February 23.

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Sources said that the 18-year-old recently returned to the lodge with his mother, who stayed with him for some days before leaving – fueling rumours that the students might have been depressed.

 Two days after his mother’s departure, Nwafor who was said to be unwell and in pain, was found dead. He left a suicide note for his mother, which is yet to be released to newsmen.

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Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the institution, Uche Nwaelue, said:

“Somebody brought the picture to me though I have not visited the scene but I wonder why an 18-year-old person would take his life,”

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The spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, also confirmed the incident, and said that Nwafor’s body has been taken to the mortuary.

“I can confirm the report to be true. It happened and the body has been taken to the mortuary”, Ikeokwu said


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